The hermeneutical errors of the Jehovah's Witnesses in relation to the deity of Christ / by Bryant Malcom Black. [print]Material type: TextPublication details: 1963. Description: v, 90 leaves ; 29 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Jehovah's Witnesses | Hermeneutics | Jesus Christ -- DivinityLOC classification: BV4070.B627.H476 1963BV4070.C68.B627.H476 1963COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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Thesis M.A. Columbia Bible College, Columbia, South Carolina 1963.
I. Present Importance and History of the Organization
The present importance The history of the organization The organization.
II. Distinctive Doctrines of the Jehovah's Witnesses
There is no Trinity Jehovah is God The Holy Spirit is God's active force Jesus Christ is God's first creation Christ's atonement is no guarantee to eternal life Man is a soul and hell is the grave Christ's second coming was in 1914 In the final immortal state some will be in heaven and others on earth.
III. The Correct Science of Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics Definition Importance Assumptions Limitations In relation to the Bible Divine Human General principles Grammatical approach Historical approach Geographic conditions Culture of the day Special principles Types Prophecies Parables.
IV. Hermeneutical Errors of the Jehovah's Witnesses In Relation to the Deity of Christ
Failure to consider the immediate and wider contexts Matthew 1:23 John 1:18 John 1:34 John 5:34 John 8:58 John 10:34-36 John 14:1, 9 John 14:28 John 20:28 Revelation 1:17; 2:8 Violations of grammatical usage John 1:1 John 8:58 John 10:30 Philological errors Isaiah 9:6 Colossians 2:9 Insufficient attention to the original languages John 1:1, 2 John 8:58 Historical errors John 8:59 John 1:18.
V. Summary and Conclusion
Immediate and wider contextual errors Knowledge of the scriptures Further proof of the deity of Christ A challenge.
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